Happy birthday Michelle Obama. The former First Lady turned 58 on January 17, falling on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Michelle’s birthday is the first to be celebrated at the Obama home with Sasha Obama on June 10 and Malia on July 4. Former President Barack Obama is the last day of Obama, who celebrates his big day, his birthday falling on August 4.
Throughout her time in the public eye, the Chicago native has built a legacy of her own that includes campaigns like Let’s Move! Apart from her endless philanthropic work and positive influences, the ‘Becoming’ star also turned into a style icon during her eight years in the capital.
In 2020, Michelle started her very own podcast on Spotify post-presidency titled “The Michelle Obama Podcast,” which featured guests like her husband, Barack, and the ever-funny talk show host Conan O’Brien. The podcast focuses on deepening relationships with friends, family, and loved ones through conversations about almost anything and everything.
For her husband’s first swearing-in, Michelle wore an Isabel Toledo dress and coat with a Nina Ricci cardigan, and J.J. Crew leather gloves, topped with Jimmy Choo heels. For President Obama’s second term in 2013, then-first lady Reid Krakoff stunned in a Thom Browne jacket outfit with leather suede boots.
In the years since President Obama’s first inauguration ceremony, Michelle continued to grab headlines for her classic yet bold style—think her bright yellow Balenciaga knot-dress from a 2018 interview with Sarah Jessica Parker on the brand’s dazzling shoes. has been added!
In 2020, the former first lady made headlines again for her style choices. Instead of her costume or shoes that stole the show, it was her now-famous “Vote” necklace, a piece that made headlines for its subtle yet powerful message when she first wore it during the 2020 Democratic National Convention. .
The original necklace came from Baychari, a Black-owned jewelry boutique, and it created a frenzy on social media and in search engines. Google Trends reported on Twitter after the DNC that “Michelle Obama necklace,” “vote necklace” and “letter necklace” all became breakout searches after the virtual speech aired on Aug. 17.
Here, Michelle is accompanied by former President Barack Obama in a head-to-toe plum Sergio Hudson look for President Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20, 2021. The former first lady is dazzling in purple, donning a pair of black gloves to match black boots and a mask. Michelle aimed to break up all the purple by incorporating a sparkling belt that tied across her waist while creating some depth. The look is executed effortlessly, defining what a successful monochromatic ensemble should look like. Sergio Hudson is a Black American designer who has worked with the likes of Rihanna and Beyonce. Her work has been a longtime favorite of the former First Lady.